ACT - Co-creation Toolkit - Argument Mapping
Thought mapping is widely used for brainstorming, note taking, document drafting, project planning and other tasks that require hierarchical structuring of information. Thought (or mind/concept) maps have a central node (the root) which represents the main topic the map is concerned about. From this root node, child-nodes branch out to describe sub-topics. However, two mapping methods are used here to help your community impart critical and analytical thinking, to see relationships between concepts, to structure thoughts, to give a clear and comprehensive overview of arguments, and to help make better decisions: For/Against (Simple) and Argument (Complex) Mapping. The common feature of these thought mapping methods is the use of diagrammatic visualisations in preference to written or verbal descriptions.